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Guide to the Kenneth Patchen Festival Records
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General Festival Business 1987-1990

Physical Description: 8 folders, 3 audio tapes, 8 slides, 1 artifact

Series Scope and Content Summary

Conatains correspondence, publicity, layout sheets to Patchen Festival Catalog published in 1989, event photographs, slides and recordings dating 1987-1990. Bulk of the correspondence consists of letters between Joel Climenhaga and William Mullane 1988-1989 in regards to theater production of Patchen's play Don't Look Now in 1989.
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Correspondence 1987-1989

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Letters from Patchen's classmates; William A. Congalton, Iva Fay, Mrs. Roscoe E Marrs, Nellie K. Regan, Helen Ridgley (7 ALS) [also includes class of 1929 50th High School reunion lists] 1987

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Joel Climenhaga to William Mullane (22 photocopied letters) 1988-1989

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Letters between Richard Morgan and Ronald Shimer (2 TLS and carbon) 1981

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Publicity 1989-1990

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Printed ephemera (8), press release announcements, newsletters, clippings

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Programs; "Don't Look Now" (2 copies, one signed by cast) + ticket stub, and "Marriage Wheel" 1989-1990

Box 4

Kenneth Patchen Festival poster (11 x 17; black ink on white) Apr 1990

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Layout sheets to Kenneth Patchen Festival Catalog 1989

Use Note

Catalog was published in conjunction with Trumbull Art Galley & Pig Iron Press. Edited by William E. Mullane., Warren Ohio, 1989. [See also Library holding: PS3531.A764 Z79 1989]
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Legal size layout sheets with half toned photos (pg. 1-37, 46-48)

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Oversized layout sheets (includes cover, total 7 sheets 15x19)

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Photographs and Slides 1987-1990

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Black and white 1987

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Patchen opening, Trumbull Art Guild, 5"x7" (5) Mar 6, 1987

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Miriam Patchen Reading at Harding HS, 4"x6" (3) & 5"x7" (5) Mar 1987

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Miriam Patchen reading, 5"x7" (4) Apr 1987

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Miss Helen Ridgley, 8"x10" (1)& 4"x5" (1 reduction copy) [Photo by William Mullane, Youngstown Ohio] 1987

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"Don't Look Now" stage production shots, 8"x10" (11)[photos by Ray McClintock, Warren, Ohio] 1990

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Color photos: Miriam Patchen reading and Patchen exhibit snap shots, 4"x5" (25) and 5"x7" (6) [Gift of Vivian Pemberton] Apr 1987

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Slides: Patchen Festival, (8 frames) [Gift of Judith Wray] Apr 1989

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Festival Catalog Negatives, 60 mm black & white strips (7 strips, 28 frames) 1989

Use Note

Format unavailable for use. Removed from the collection.
Box 1

Audio Recordings 1987-1991

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Bern Portero amd Mark McInicore performing excerpts from Kenneth Patchen's Sleepers Awake at the 2nd Kenneth Patchen Festival Apr 27, 1990

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Interview with Helen Ridgley, Kenneth Patchen's 1929 Class Advisor 1987

Box 1

"Patchen Mail Art, June 23 1991", publicity tape by Fantome Audio 1991

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Artifact; Kenneth Patchen Festival T-shirt (XL; white with black print) 1990


Kenneth Patchen Exhibit Material 1987

Physical Description: 5 folders, 3 books, 62 serial issues

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains exhibited material; a set of Warren G. Harding High School Yearbook "The Echoes" (1927-1929), Warren Sr. High School Newspapers (1925-1930) and anniversary editions which include Patchen pictures and poems, printed ephemera, clippings and historic photographs and a class pin.
Box 2

Warren G. Harding High School Yearbook, The Echoes 1927-1929

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Warren Sr. High School Newspaper High School Life (58 issues) 1925-1930

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Cauldron, Warren G. Harding Senior High School Anniversary Editions; v. 50:1, Dec. 1950 (2 copies) & v. 84, May 1986 (2 copies) 1950 1986

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Printed High School Ephemera; Class of 1929 commencement program and invitation, School dance card with pencil, Invitations to Senior-Senior Banquet and "A Tea" party given by English Department, Program to HS production of "Pirates of Penzance", and High school transcript (photocopy) 1926-1929

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Clippings; about Kenneth Patchen (1936-1972), photocopies of family photos (1910's-1950's), graduate class of 1929 in Warren Tribune Chronicle (Jan 21 and Jun 10 1929), misc. Harding High School press clippings and 3 scrapbook pages 1910-1972

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Historic Photographs; Warren Sr. High School exterior photo, 1929 (4"x6"), and "Pirates of Penzance" High School production group photo (8"x10") 1929

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Artifact; Honor Society Gold pin [donated by classmate Alice McKibben] 1929

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Patchen Mail Art Festival 1991

Physical Description: 6 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains mail art material, correspondence and publicity to Patchen Mail Art event, 1991. Mail art is arranged alphabetically by sender. Contributing artists include Guy Bleus, Richard C., John Held Jr., Clement Padin, Crackerjack Kid, FaGaGaGa, Christopher Franke, Bern Porter, Bruno Pollacci and Shmuel etc.
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Mail Art; A-W, legal size 1991

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General business correspondence, in regards to the mail art event 1991

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Publicity/clippings ["Patchen Mail Art, Jun 23 1991" a cassette tape by Fantome Audio moved to Box 1 (tape 3)] 1991